Degree holders through correspondence cannot claim promotion

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Chennai,Feb16,(PTI) The Madras High court has said acandidate after obtaining a degree from an Open Universitywithout completing 12 years schooling cannot claim, as amatter of right, promotion to a higher post in office.

The court dismissed a writ petition filed by five persons,working in the High Court as office assistants and recordclerks, seeking a direction to the Registrar General toconsider them for promotion on the basis of educationalqualification.

"The qualification prescribed under the High CourtRules framed under Art 229 of the Constitution,specificallyprovides that for promotion to certain posts, includingAssistants, a candidate must hold B.A,B.Sc./B.Com/B.A.

(Hons.)/B.Sc.(Hons.)/B.Com. (Hons.) degree of the MadrasUniversity or equivalent thereof of a recognized University",the First Bench,comprising Chief Justice M.Y.Eqbal and JusticeT.S.Sivagnanam, said.

Petitioners prayed for quashing a Government Order, issuedby Personnel

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